Benefits to NASA Funded Missions: Astrobee will be a new free-flying robot for the International Space Station (ISS). Astrobee will support multiple uses: (1) micro-gravity robotics research facility (succeeding the current SPHERES facility), (2) remotely operated mobile sensor platform to perform IVA surveys and to provide mobile camera views, and (3) autonomous mobile inventory using a RFID scanner. The facility capability will enable a broad range of engineers and researchers to test new robotics technology (algorithms, payloads, etc) in microgravity. The sensor platform capability will increase the situation awareness of flight controllers and improve their ability to support the ISS and crew. The mobile inventory capability will save crew time by reducing the time needed to manually search for equipment. Benefits to Other Government Agencies: Experience and lessons learned from the development and operation of Astrobee will benefit other agencies that have requirements for free-flying space robots. For example, DARPA is currently formulating a "GEO Robotics" program that will develop a robot to perform satellite servicing in geostationary orbit. Such a robot could reuse subsystems, particularly software modules (operator interface, ground data system, etc) and software architecture, from Astrobee. Benefits to the Nation: As a micro-gravity robotics research facility on ISS, Astrobee will enable students, academic researchers, and private industry to test new robotics technology in microgravity. For example, in 2015, NASA awarded several SBIR Phase grants to small businesses to develop lightweight robot manipulator arms for use in space. When complete, these arms could be tested with Astrobee. In addition, Astrobee will be fully capable of supporting education and public outreach activities, such as robotic competitions, in the same way that SPHERES has done so since 2006.